preconference workshop #2

I am pleased to announce the 2nd pre-conference workshop to the 2015 International SRV conference to be held in Providence, RI.

Elizabeth Neuville will teach a half-day workshop, tentatively entitled: PASSING:  A Power Tool for Learning and Using SRV

Since the development of PASSING in the early 80s, as a successor to PASS and as a way to measure the quality of a human service program, it has been a source of many things: a vehicle for intense learning about SRV, a fertile ground from which many of the richest ideas and strongest leaders in services emerged, a process and a place where many saw SRV theory “come to life” in the lives of devalued people, a practicum to accompany SRV theory training, a resource for helpful feedback regarding service potency and relevance, a source of alienation for service providers who may have found the bar simply too high or the process too intense, and a source of “war stories” for a lifetime about the long and intense hours. These days, the rumors about PASSING are more fiction than fact, and it remains a powerful tool with great potential that can be used even more fully.


Designed for those who have not attended a PASSING workshop, all the way to those with a great deal of experience, this workshop will focus on the structure, intentions and possibilities of PASSING, and its relationship to Social Role Valorization. It will provide a study of the various formats, processes, ways and means that PASSING is currently conducted around the world. We will call upon as those with long experience, and well as those new to PASSING, to add to our conversation, talk about the ways PASSING has impacted people, and speak to its potential.